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Which of the following are your preferred ways of learning?

Survey period: 15 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Some methods are more efficient than others.

OptionVotes% 
Written tutorials61260.47
Video tutorials39639.13
Reading a book50449.80
Online interactive tutorials32231.82
By modifying and extending an existing application49148.52
Using the docs and trial-and-error44343.77
Formal courses19719.47
Randomly copying and pasting online code examples17417.19
Other302.96
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralRe: Everything is better than videos Pin
Stuart Dootson16-Apr-19 1:11
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den2k8817-Apr-19 2:24
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GeneralFormal courses are the best... Pin
OriginalGriff14-Apr-19 22:36
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ronlease16-Apr-19 4:55
professionalronlease16-Apr-19 4:55 
As somebody who teaches formal courses at a local college, there's nothing I love more than engaged students who ask questions. I have a 300-level course right now where I have the students take turns "driving" at the podium, and the class works through solving problems as a group. With this group of students (my first in 5 years), I get to serve more as a facilitator than an instructor, filling in the knowledge gaps where appropriate. I still create the problems for the students to solve (unless they come up with their own, which is also exciting), and their engagement forces me to be sharp (haha) with the language (C#) and coding principles in general.
TL;DR - Thanks for discussing the importance of formal courses. Smile | :)
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